Health ministry advises proning at home for Covid-19 patients with breathing troubles
Proning is a medically accepted position to improve breathing comfort and oxygenation. Covid patients with compromised breathing comfort in home isolation will find it extremely beneficial, says the government.
Those with a heart condition, pregnant, or with unstable spine or pelvic fractures, it said, should avoid it. It is also not to be performed after meals.
It further mentions a five-step method on placing a patient in the prone position using a regular beds, flat sheet and family members.